The 2018 Buick Regal will be provided in 2 body styles, a four-door hatchback sedan and a four-door wagon. Both are new to the Regal line, which at present involves a traditional front-drive sedan. Like the current Regal, both are generally front-drive, and both are midsize.
However hatchback sedans are rare in the U.S., and there hasn’t been a wagon in the Buick garage because the last Roadmaster headed out of production in 1996. And of course we don’t state wagon anymore.
2018 Buick Regal Sportback
Sportback is the name offered to the brand-new hatchback Regal, a body style that, like the TourX, provides a considerable cargo hold– 61 cubic feet– while keeping passenger car percentages. As well as automobile great appearances.
The design gives the new Regal sedan a quickly profile, with the rear hatch falling away to the back of the car– no kick as much as accommodate a trunk cover. And the net result is a really streamlined coupe-like profile, similar to some Audi styles.
The Sportback is considerably bigger than the existing Regal sedan. At 192.9 inches overall it’s 2.7 inches longer, on a wheelbase that’s stretched 3.6 inches, to 111.4.
Like the TourX, the Sportback appears agreeably spacious, fore and aft, and both vehicles use the expected array of connection and infotainment features.
2018 Buick Regal Engine
All 2018 Buick Regal will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter direct injection 4-cylinder producing 250 horse power, 295 pound-feet of torque.
In the Sportback, the turbo sends power to the front wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission, or to all 4 through an optional torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system, with an 8-speed. All-wheel drive is basic for the TourX, which is limited to the 8-speed auto.
In the Sportback, power-to-weight should be a bit better than present Regal, whose 2.0-liter turbo 4 creates 259 horsepower but weighs about 200 pounds more, cut for trim. The Sportback will max out at about 3,900 pounds. Look for 0-to-60 miles per hour in about 6 seconds. The TourX weighs over 4,200 pounds, which will make it slower.
2018 Buick Regal Release Date and Price
The 2018 Buick Regal will reach Buick showrooms this fall in 4 trim levels (Regal, Preferred, Preferred II, and Essence). Current Regal MSRPs range from simply under $28,000 to over $37,000. Expecting a greater rate range for the brand-new Regals, especially the all-wheel drive TourX, is a pretty sure thing.